Jim looked at Tanny, grinned wide, and bumped elbows with his best friend. “Doesn’t that look like a giant inflatable butt plug?”
Tanny tilted his head. Blinked. “You know…you’re right.”
“Uh-huh. We should get one.”
Tanny’s grin got wider. “Or three.”
“Six is better.”
“Six is perfect.”
Jim laughed. “Your master will never let you put any on your lawn.” Of course neither would Marcus, he didn’t think. “We could buy them for the Hammer.”
“We could put them in the yard and see what happens,” Tanny suggested.
“You mean beg forgiveness instead of asking for permission…” Tanny always was braver than he was.
“Uh-huh. Ho ho ho.”
Tanny’s amusement was infectious and Jim could just imagine his master’s expression when they turned the decorations on and they slowly blew up. Giggling, he nodded. “Six each.”
Jim and Marcus are the couple from the very first Hammer story -- Bent.
Marcus knows Jim is his minutes after meeting the snarly, jumpy ex-professor at the local bookstore. He thinks Jim is a natural submissive, someone who needs order and discipline in his life to help with Jim's anxiety and bad health habits. So Marcus decides to pursue Jim relentlessly, because even if Jim's mouth is saying no, his body is saying yes.
There's a lot more to Jim than meets the eye, and Marcus will have to be careful. Jim knows what it means to lose everything, knows what it's like to be without friends or family. Jim feels broken, and knowing that he likes the kinds of weird things Marcus wants to do to him only makes him scared that he's losing his mind.
Their chemistry is so real, so genuine, that Jim lets Marcus wear him down, lets Marcus take control. Eventually, his trust grows, allowing them to enter into the BDSM lifestyle together, learning about each other every day, with every scene. Jim is still uncertain sometimes, though, and he thinks Marcus might just want him because he's cracked. Can this top and bottom pair find a way to understand their wants and needs, and make a life that works for them alone?
smut fixes everything